EAM Asaduzzaman

March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021

Hit hard by Covid-19: Female mushroom farmer struggling for survival

Shukuria Begum, 47, mother of three children at remote Laxmanpur village in Nilphamari’s Saidpur upazila, has been cultivating mushroom at her home premises using innovative technique for the last...

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

Somela Rahman: An unsung language hero

Language movement veteran Somela Rahman is 84 now. Once quite the rabble-rouser, she now passes most of her time at her residence in Nilphamari’s Hospital Road, bed-ridden with old age complications.

January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021

How an EPZ transformed thousands of lives

It is a transformation out of a fairy tale. A land once characterised by thatched houses and abject poverty now dotted with sturdy brick and tin residences and the unmistakeable signs of people...

December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020

Cashing in on cashew nuts

Jackpot Cashew Nuts Industries started producing an assortment of cashew-nut based foods earlier this year in a bid to cash in on the growing demand for heart-healthy snacks.

December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020

Chilahati-Holdibari Rail Link: Opens after 55 yrs with promises of prosperity

After 55 years, rail communications between Bangladesh and India through Chilahati-Haldibari route is going to resume today.

December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

A train to massacre

It was past midnight at Saidpur Rail Station. In the dim light, mostly Hindu Marwaris and some Bangalees from all walks of life could be seen standing beside the platform. Tense, even those who...

November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020

Northern districts fall in love with coffee farming

In the past, people in rural Bangladesh used to consider coffee as an expensive, imported South American drinking product meant for a select group of people with high income.

November 1, 2020
November 1, 2020

103 poverty-stricken indigenous families struggling to survive

Indigenous people from the Musahar community, who used to live on catching and selling eel and snail, are struggling to survive as they cannot sell eel and snail amid coronavirus outbreak.

October 17, 2020
October 17, 2020

Tea in, tobacco out

Tea is fast replacing tobacco in Kishoreganj upazila of Nilphamari as favourable weather and soil conditions along with a ready market next door mean large profits for farmers.

August 3, 2020
August 3, 2020

On the track of history: Century-old locomotives in Saidpur

Saidpur Railway Workshop in Nilphamari, the largest in the country established in 1870, has been displaying rail engines from the bygone era at its exhibition yard on its premises, in a bid to...